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 World Record Snake head caught in the Potomic river!!!!

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PostSubject: World Record Snake head caught in the Potomic river!!!!   Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:04 pm

Ran across this researching Snakeheads. This is local waters. Not so good for the ecosystems. Just figured I would share.

http://www.wjla.com/articles/2012/05/juan-duran-catches-record-breaking-snakehead-fish-76051.html
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PostSubject: Re: World Record Snake head caught in the Potomic river!!!!   Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:37 pm

Soon a big mouth bass will be the exotic.
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PostSubject: Re: World Record Snake head caught in the Potomic river!!!!   Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:25 am

I remember when the PetClub on Parham Road was selling snakeheads. In those days they were not illegal but they soon became so. One of the employees there, a friend of mine, took in a snakehead from a customer who no longer wanted the fish - now that it was larger, dangerous, and illegal. Chris accepted the fish back with a view to calling the wildlife and fisheries departments to ask what should be done with the captive fish.

In the meantime, someone who used to work with Chris and who had some kind of grudge against him, turned him in for illegally buying a snakehead. The whole thing was a mess. A newspaper story developed around it and I'll never forget the morning when my husband, while reading the newspaper as he always does, suddenly asked, "Hey isn't this that guy that you know?" Sure enough, the whole story was laid out in the paper but they got much of it wrong as Chris' side was hardly represented. In the end, I think they got it straight but it was embarrassing and troublesome for the guy. Another PetClub employee (also a fish buddy) was called to be a character witness at the hearing.
Wild stuff.

Before the fish became illegal to own and while it was still an exotic, the PetClub kept it (or one just like it) in a display tank which they maintained for the Saxon Shoes store next door. This was a huge, room divider sort of aquarium, I don't know the gallons but it must have been in excess of 1,000.

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PostSubject: Re: World Record Snake head caught in the Potomic river!!!!   Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:54 am

I thought I read somewhere that the Game & Fish dept will pay you for each one you catch. They're a real problem!

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PostSubject: Re: World Record Snake head caught in the Potomic river!!!!   Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:19 am

I know at the local bait shop they were talking about that Liz. They claimed Game and Fish would pay you for each dead snake head you brought to them.
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PostSubject: Re: World Record Snake head caught in the Potomic river!!!!   Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:07 am

I Think I have to do a fishing trip soon!!!
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PostSubject: Re: World Record Snake head caught in the Potomic river!!!!   Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:53 pm

@ovyaker75 wrote:
I Think I have to do a fishing trip soon!!!

Yeah Right! Fishing
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